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Live-Action 'Yakusoku no Neverland' Film Announced for Winter 2020

by Vindstot
Sep 26, 2019 9:07 PM | 22 Comments

Shueisha announced a live-action film adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) manga on Thursday. The film will open in Japan in Winter 2020.

Minami Hamabe (Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) is starring as Emma. 13-year-old actor Kairi Jou (Manbiki Kazoku) and Rihito Itagaki (Doreiku: Boku to 23 nin no Dorei) will play as Ray and Norman, respectively.

Yuuichirou Hirakawa (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, Harumatsu Bokura) is directing the film. Noriko Gotou (Kamisama no Karute, Homeless Chuugakusei) is writing the script.

Synopsis
At Grace Field House, life couldn't be better for the orphans! Though they have no parents, together with the other kids and a kind "Mama" who cares for them, they form one big, happy family. No child is ever overlooked, especially since they are all adopted by the age of 12. Their daily lives involve rigorous tests, but afterwards, they are allowed to play outside.

There is only one rule they must obey: do not leave the orphanage. But one day, two top-scoring orphans, Emma and Norman, venture past the gate and unearth the harrowing secret behind their entire existence. Utilizing their quick-wittedness, the children must work together to somehow change their predetermined fate. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

While the orphans are "shipped" at the age of 12 in the manga, the film will change the age to 16.

The fantasy thriller manga has been serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump since August 2016 and entered its final arc in September 2018. Shueisha published the 15th volume on August 2, and the 16th volume (pictured right) is shipping on October 4. Yakusoku no Neverland has a cumulative 16 million copies of its compiled volumes in print worldwide.

CloverWorks adapted the manga into a 12-episode television anime in Winter 2019. Aniplex of America licensed the anime series and simulcast it on Crunchyroll, Funimation, Hulu, and HIDIVE. A second season is currently in production and will premiere in 2020.

Official site: https://the-promised-neverland-movie.jp/

Source: Cinematoday

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hazecloud said:
Hmm why is the one on the right looks cuter than the girl in the middle?!

Because Ray is the cutest, duh.

Dec 20, 2019 10:55 PM by raccoon-child

Hmm why is the one on the right looks cuter than the girl in the middle?!

Sep 28, 2019 9:49 AM by hazecloud

For God sake, what is the point in introducing these cheap adaptations? If it's successful enough in anime, leave it the f alone -.-

Sep 27, 2019 4:45 PM by Irishchatter

Ah yes, nothing like a bunch of asian looking children named Norman, Emma, Ray, Don, Gilda and more.

Sep 27, 2019 1:33 PM by Infatuate

When I heard the news ...

Sep 27, 2019 9:12 AM by hdmof

Nice, another movie I will never watch!

Sep 27, 2019 5:20 AM by Nubiellee

I'm not a super big fan of The Promised Neverland but I will be avoiding this like with all anime/manga to live action adaptions.

Sep 27, 2019 4:30 AM by Savasvania

Welcome to day #455459, when another anime is destroyed by a Live Action Crap.

Sep 27, 2019 3:30 AM by D8cbeidnd7dne

gadboyz said:
not all Live Action are sucks, you know Kingdom, most selling seinen manga nowadays is getting huge boost because of Live Action. its matter of the production, there is a lot of good LA adaptation from manga like Your Lie in April, One Week Friend, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas and also Gintama too.


Yes, I'm well aware of that fact but I just don't happen to like live action adaptions as much as the anime counterpart ever so I intentionally keep out now.

Sep 27, 2019 3:02 AM by _MushiRock11_

gadboyz said:
Calal-Chan said:
These always feel like a waste of time to me, but I guess there's an audience for it. Still feels pointless to me.
_MushiRock11_ said:
Live-actions just aren’t for me so I’ll have to pass on this.

I hope it’ll manage to liven up the live-action fanbase though.

not all Live Action are sucks, you know Kingdom, most selling seinen manga nowadays is getting huge boost because of Live Action. its matter of the production, there is a lot of good LA adaptation from manga like Your Lie in April, One Week Friend, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas and also Gintama too.


I know not all sucks, but stuff like this don't really need live actions. More often than not they end up being pretty bad too. Not all obvioulsy but still.

Sep 27, 2019 1:23 AM by Calal-Chan

Oh god, what are
gonna look like.

Sep 27, 2019 1:06 AM by Zhou

I honestly don't care since the show was just pointless to me and this looks like an even bigger problem :/

I'll pass.

Sep 27, 2019 12:53 AM by AlphaOmegaKnight

Calal-Chan said:
These always feel like a waste of time to me, but I guess there's an audience for it. Still feels pointless to me.
_MushiRock11_ said:
Live-actions just aren’t for me so I’ll have to pass on this.

I hope it’ll manage to liven up the live-action fanbase though.

not all Live Action are sucks, you know Kingdom, most selling seinen manga nowadays is getting huge boost because of Live Action. its matter of the production, there is a lot of good LA adaptation from manga like Your Lie in April, One Week Friend, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas and also Gintama too.

Sep 27, 2019 12:49 AM by gadboyz

HeruruMeruru said:
Yeah, I don't like them aging up the characters. The whole reason the series is so harrowing is because they're all children.


change the characters age for live action is not unusual thing, for example Your Lie in April live action changed the set from middle school to high school.

Sep 27, 2019 12:43 AM by gadboyz

If they can pull it off successfully I'm all for it, I just hope it won't turn up like AOT~

Sep 27, 2019 12:28 AM by Estlin

Live-actions just aren’t for me so I’ll have to pass on this.

I hope it’ll manage to liven up the live-action fanbase though.

Sep 26, 2019 11:41 PM by _MushiRock11_

Damn they look clean af in that visual.

This will be hype.

Sep 26, 2019 11:03 PM by Ramkec

ahhhh stop it...don't ruin my image of this anime...

Sep 26, 2019 10:09 PM by Stoorainclaire

malvarez1 said:
Live action films always worry me, but Promised Neverland is mostly down to earth, so it might be doable.


It's the exact opposite, this type of manga isn't actually suitable for adaptation, because of the premise and everything.

Sep 26, 2019 10:01 PM by Battler-

Yeah, I don't like them aging up the characters. The whole reason the series is so harrowing is because they're all children.

Sep 26, 2019 9:56 PM by HeruruMeruru

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